We’ve been traveling up into the chilly Northern Parts, where sub-zero temperatures prevail, icicles resemble deadly stalactites, and Rock Salt and Calcium Chloride are sold in abundance at every corner drug store and grocery.
We had a fantastic time and took advantage of the snow to show the kids what fun could be had on the slopes.
What kid wouldn’t love to go sledding?
This was a bonding time, an opportunity to teach the kids some old-fashioned outdoor fun like we used to have before Leap Pads and Wiis . This would be a memory-making event, and one that we couldn’t replicate along the Southern Border with mild Winter temps resembling a chilly Spring or lengthy frostless Autumn.
We were so excited to be the sledding mentors to our children- to show them how great a time could be had…..
Woooooooooo! Doesn’t that look AWESOME????!!!!
But do you know what?
Our son was not impressed.
He was actually the opposite of impressed.
I tried to figure it out as I plucked the ice balls and snow that had become matted to our pre-schooler’s face during the high-velocity frosty deluge.
We hurriedly brushed the freezing stuff from behind his ears and down his sweater.
He vehemently refused to go back up that hill.
He preferred to make snow balls and igloos and snow angels at the base after this run.
I don’t get it.
Maybe he’ll see how awesome sledding is NEXT year?
HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT HOLIDAY SEASON, TOO!
DID YOUR FAMILY HAVE ANY FIRSTS?